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"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full", John 15:11.
  • 1945—U.S. drops atomic bomb on Japan; World War II ends eight days later

    1950-53—Korean War

    1954—Supreme Court declares segregation unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education

    1956—President Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, signs Interstate Highway Act.  Created massive government investment in road building and disinvestment in American downtowns and public transportation

    1957—USSR launches Sputnik, beginning of Space Race

    1960—John F. Kennedy elected 35th President of the United States

    1961—Birth Control Pill becomes commercially available, sexual revolution begins

    1963—Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    1964—Civil Rights Act of 1964

    1964—Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving tremendous power to make war to the presidency, significantly ramps up American involvement in Vietnam

    1964-1968—President Johnson, 36th President of the United States, launches his Great Society, including establishment of Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and dozens of other programs intended to lift Americans out of poverty

    1965—Voting Rights Act of 1965

    1968—Super Bowl I ignites sports revolution

    1968—Assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tennessee

    1969—Americans land on moon

    1969—Woodstock music festival in New York

    1970—Environmentalism becomes prominent; first Earth Day protests, creation of Environmental Protection Agency to enforce increasing number of environmental laws and regulatory agencies

    1973—Roe v. Wade legalizes abortion

    1977—Apple introduces Apple II, the first prominent personal computer

    1978—California passes Proposition 13, drastically cutting property taxes

    1980—Ronald Reagan elected as 40th President of the United States

    1989—Fall of Berlin Wall heralds end of Cold War

    1991—Breakup of USSR

    1991—First Gulf War begins period of long-term American military involvement in the Middle East.

    1992—William Jefferson Clinton elected 42nd President of the United States

    1992—creation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), expands both globalization and outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs abroad

    1993—Internet becomes prominent

    1994—Republican Party wins massive gains in Congress, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich issues “Contract with America”

    1994—California voters pass Proposition 187, designed to deny undocumented migrants all state services, leads to backlash against Republican Party and makes California a Democratic stronghold based upon Latino votes.

    2000—Renewal of Christian Faith and growth of evangelical churches within America

    2000—Supreme Court declares George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States
    2001—terrorists attack the United States, over 2000 dead, begins “War on Terror,” invasion of Afghanistan, etc

    2003—President George W. Bush orders invasion of Iraq

    2003—Latinos pass African-Americans as nation’s largest minority group

    2007—Global recession begins with no immediate end in sight

    2008—$700 Billion Bank Bailout enacted

    2008—Barack Obama elected as 44th President of the United States

    2009—Cap and Trade Bill H.R.2454 introduced in Congress

    2009—$1.2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Programs enacted

    2009—National Health Care Reform Bill passes House

    2010—National Health Care Reform Bill passes Senate

    2010—Sleeping giant awakened.  Grass-roots citizens’ movement wrests power from political ruling class as it begins its campaign to “Take Back America!”

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